Glenhill Advisors Has Raised Smart & Final Stores (SFS) Stake By $1.19 Million; Exlservice Holdings (EXLS) Shorts Down By 16.06%

November 14, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Glenhill Advisors Llc increased Smart & Final Stores Inc (SFS) stake by 4.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Glenhill Advisors Llc acquired 131,770 shares as Smart & Final Stores Inc (SFS)’s stock declined 10.20%. The Glenhill Advisors Llc holds 3.04 million shares with $27.70 million value, up from 2.91 million last quarter. Smart & Final Stores Inc now has $529.25 million valuation. The stock declined 2.05% or $0.15 reaching $7.15 on the news. About 16,182 shares traded. Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) has declined 14.20% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.90% the S&P500.

Exlservice Holdings Incorporated (NASDAQ:EXLS) had a decrease of 16.06% in short interest. EXLS’s SI was 406,200 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 16.06% from 483,900 shares previously. With 141,700 avg volume, 3 days are for Exlservice Holdings Incorporated (NASDAQ:EXLS)’s short sellers to cover EXLS’s short positions. The SI to Exlservice Holdings Incorporated’s float is 1.25%. About 6,098 shares traded. ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) has risen 4.24% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.46% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. ExlService Holdings had 27 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, October 12 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 19 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, February 24. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 9. On Thursday, September 7 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) rating on Tuesday, June 20. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $5900 target. The stock of ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 12. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Citigroup.

Since May 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $3.78 million activity. On Thursday, June 1 the insider Kapoor Rohit sold $1.47M. Chhibbar Vishal sold $196,236 worth of ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) on Friday, June 9. BAGAI PAVAN sold $305,520 worth of stock or 6,000 shares.

ExlService Holdings, Inc. is an operations management and analytics company. The company has market cap of $2.07 billion. The Firm divisions include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting ; Analytics, and All Other. It has a 28.87 P/E ratio. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.47 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 18 investors sold ExlService Holdings, Inc. shares while 48 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 31.83 million shares or 0.08% less from 31.86 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Pax Ww Management Lc has 224,103 shares. Missouri-based Parkside Finance Commercial Bank Trust has invested 0.03% in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS). Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 35,400 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 77,499 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 27,002 shares. Tiverton Asset Ltd Llc invested in 0.16% or 52,144 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.01% of its portfolio in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) for 57,965 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt reported 0.03% in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS). Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Limited Co stated it has 1,325 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Adams Diversified Equity Fund accumulated 17,000 shares. Parametric Assoc Limited Company reported 79,816 shares. First Mercantile Trust has invested 0.12% in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS). Fdx Advisors reported 8,159 shares. Georgia-based Invesco Limited has invested 0.02% in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS). Dubuque National Bank & Trust And Trust, a Iowa-based fund reported 4,350 shares.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $635,492 activity. 21,000 shares were sold by Drew Scott R., worth $273,420. Mortensen Michael A. also sold $362,072 worth of Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.12, from 1.19 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 11 investors sold SFS shares while 28 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 77.64 million shares or 0.23% more from 77.47 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Jefferies Group Lc owns 0% invested in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) for 63,879 shares. Moreover, Verition Fund Llc has 0.02% invested in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) for 18,967 shares. Boston Partners reported 535,880 shares. 7.94 million are owned by Wellington Management Gru Llp. Victory Capital Mgmt has 3.23M shares. Swiss National Bank, Switzerland-based fund reported 48,700 shares. Tower Rech Limited Liability Company (Trc) invested 0.01% in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 27,359 shares or 0% of the stock. Ameritas Investment Partners invested in 0% or 1,874 shares. Voya Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Co invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). Armistice Ltd Liability reported 0.42% stake. Millennium Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Incorporated holds 79,948 shares or 0% of its portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement stated it has 0% in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS). Bamco Inc has 0.13% invested in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS).

Among 8 analysts covering Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Smart & Final Stores had 15 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, October 6 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) on Friday, May 5 with “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, June 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) earned “Buy” rating by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, January 26. The stock has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, October 2. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Tuesday, August 16 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 23.

Glenhill Advisors Llc decreased Allscripts Healthcare Solutn (NASDAQ:MDRX) stake by 954,208 shares to 5.51M valued at $70.35 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) stake by 234,022 shares and now owns 121,224 shares. Hyatt Hotels Corp (NYSE:H) was reduced too.

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